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Squamata (amphisbaenians, lizards, and snakes)

Wikipedia Abstract

Squamata, or the scaled reptiles, is the largest recent order of reptiles, including lizards and snakes. Members of the order are distinguished by their skins, which bear horny scales or shields. They also possess movable quadrate bones, making it possible to move the upper jaw relative to the braincase. This is particularly visible in snakes, which are able to open their mouths very wide to accommodate comparatively large prey.
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Family

Acrochordidae (file snakes) (3)
Agamidae (agamas) (401)   (4)
Amphisbaenia (worm lizards) (10)
Amphisbaenidae (worm lizards) (156)   (1)
Anguidae (alligator lizards, glass lizards, and lateral fold lizards) (114)   (15)
Aniliidae (coral pipe snakes and pipe snakes) (1)
Anniellidae (American legless lizards) (2)   (1)
Anomalepidae (dawn blind snakes) (17)
Anomochilidae (dwarf pipe snakes) (2)
Atractaspididae (mole vipers) (71)
Boidae (boas and pythons) (79)   (3)
Bolyeridae (Round Island boas) (2)   (1)
Chamaeleonidae (chameleons) (173)   (26)   (1)
Colubridae (colubrids) (1,916)   (53)   (1)
Cordylidae (spinytail lizards) (57)   (2)
Corytophanidae (casquehead lizards) (9)
Crotaphytidae (collared lizards and leopard lizards) (10)   (2)
Cylindrophiidae (Asian pipe snakes) (10)
Dibamidae (blind lizards) (21)
Elapidae (cobras, coral snakes, and kraits) (145)   (3)
Gekkonidae (geckos) (1,159)   (51)   (1)
Gerrhosauridae (plated lizards) (34)   (1)
Gymnophthalmidae (spectacled lizards) (207)   (6)   (1)
Helodermatidae (gila monsters) (2)
Hoplocercidae (clubtails and wood lizards) (11)
Hydrophiidae (sea snakes) (182)   (3)
Iguanidae (iguanas) (36)   (15)   (1)
Lacertidae (wall lizards) (291)   (29)
Lanthanotidae (earless monitor lizards) (1)
Leptotyphlopidae (slender blind snakes) (104)
Loxocemidae (Mexican burrowing pythons) (1)
Opluridae (Madagascar iguanas) (7)
Phrynosomatidae (North American spiny lizards and relatives) (134)   (6)
Polychrotidae (anoles) (399)   (16)   (15)
Pygopodidae (legless lizards) (39)   (1)
Rhineuridae (North American worm lizard) (1)
Scincidae (skinks) (1,347)   (51)
Teiidae (tegus and whiptails) (125)   (2)
Tropidophiidae (dwarf boas) (28)   (1)
Tropiduridae (neotropical ground lizards) (348)   (2)
Typhlopidae (blind snakes) (255)   (9)   (1)
Uropeltidae (shield-tailed snakes and short-tail snakes) (47)
Varanidae (monitor lizards) (63)   (1)   (1)
Viperidae (pit vipers and vipers) (268)   (22)
Xantusiidae (night lizards) (24)   (1)
Xenopeltidae (sunbeam snakes) (2)
Xenosauridae (knob-scaled lizards) (7)   (2)

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